Product Shot(out)

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Purse by Street Level $68 from  House of Sage PH: 843-573-72568 // Necklace by Dee Ruel $50 PH: 843-568-3522 // Phone Case by Rifle Paper Co. $36, Brass Knuckles  set of cards by Terrapin $21, and & box set of cards $20 by Mac & Murphy all from Mac & Murphy PH: 843-576-4394

 

The Lookout

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Dress by Lela Rose $2,695 and rings $88 from The Finicky Filly PH: 843-534-020 // Ronan booties by Vince Camuto $265 from Shoes on King  PH: 843-718-2190 // Clutch by Hearty Trendy $52 from Tres Carmen Boutique PH: 843-974-4383   // Earrings by Ca & Lou $295 from Hampden Clothing 

Photography by Jonathan Balliet, Hairstylist - Mac Does Hair at Studio M Beauty Bar, Makeup by Elina Mille at Bellelina Skincare and Makeup Studio, Manicure by Ally Francine at Aram Day Spa and Salon,  Style Assistants Hannah Knorr and Elliot Carlyle, Shot on location at The French Quarter Inn

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Product Shot(out): XOXO

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 Sequin leggings $42, cuff $16, XO necklace $16 all from Sassy Shortcake  PH: 843-469-7145 // Sunglasses by Mink Pink $49 from  House of Sage PH: 843-573-7256// Flats by Kate Spade $228 from Shoes on King PH: 843-718-2190

Charleston Rice Beads, Reviving a Classic

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You’ve probably seen many stylish ladies about town sporting the Charleston Rice Beads necklace and bracelets lately.  You can thank Deirdre Zahl of  Candy Shop Vintage for reviving this classic accessory from the 70′s and introducing it to a new generation.  This former New Yorker was enamored by the beauty and charm of Charleston, and wanted to bring back the Rice Beads and reinvent them in vibrant colors and finishes.  These fun necklaces can be worn in so many ways and pack a punch when layered.   Deirdre will be unveiling a new color tonight at the Pitt Street Stroll at Out Of Hand in the Old Village in Mt. Pleasant from 5-8pm, so swing by and scoop up a necklace, or two, or three.  View more for my Q&A with Deirdre Zahl, and how Charleston has inspired her creative endeavors.

Photography by Paige Winn, Models – Ginny Svigals, Adrienne O’Docharty, and Jaclyn Carroll, Hair by Bailey Bial, Makeup by Amanda DeLeon

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Product Shout(out): Animal Instinct

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Purse by Foley and Corinna from Shoes on King $250 PH: 843-718-2190// Sweater by Sugar Hill Boutique from  House of Sage $66 PH: 843-573-7256 // Necklace by Throwing Stars from Simply J Boutique $98 PH: 843-641-0224

Garden Party

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Black Mesh Top by Trina Turk from Copper Penny $190 PH: 843-723-2999 // Skirt by Poppy Lux from Dandy Boutique $58 PH: 843-410-1109// Bra by Marie Jo from Bits of Lace $134 PH: 800-842-3990 // Hashtag necklace by Moon and Lola $42 // Earrings by Love Obsessed $19 // Pearl bangles by Yochi from The Finicky Filly $85 PH: 843-534-020// Vintage Chanel button bracelet by Val Colbert from Jolin Boutique $430 PH: 843-720-4991 // Sunglasses by See Eyewear // Bag by 3.1 Phillip Lim from Hampden Clothing $825 // Shoes by Joie from  Shoes on King  $325 PH: 843-718-2190 // Ring from The Hidden Countship PH: 843-577-5570 // Flowers from Anna Bella Florals

Photography by Jonathan Balliet, Hairstylist - Mac Does Hair at Studio M Beauty Bar, Makeup by Elina Mille at Bellelina Skincare and Makeup Studio, Manicure by Ally Francine at Aram Day Spa and Salon,  Style Assistants Hannah Knorr and Elliot Carlyle, Shot on location at The French Quarter Inn

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Product Shout(out): Black, White, and Bone

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Top by Bailey 44 from  Luna Charleston $185 PH: 843-853-5862 // Mink Pink Sunglasses from House of Sage $38 PH: 843-573-7256 // 10 Crosby by Derek Lam booties $395 and bag by Vince Camuto $248 from Shoes on King  PH: 843-718-2190

Product Shot(out): Boogie Nights & Days

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Sweater by Bailey 44 from Luna Charleston $256 PH: 843-853-5862 // Gold sequin shorts $40 and necklace $22  from Sassy Shortcake  PH: 843-469-7145

Harlequin Terrace

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Dress by Joy Joy from Simply J Boutique $180 PH: (843) 641-0224 // Sunglasses by Quay from Nasty Gal $40 // Rings from The Finicky Filly $88 PH: 843-534-020 // Earrings by Alexis Bittar $195 and cuff  by Alexis Bittar $295 from Croghan’s Jewel Box PH: 843-723-3594   // Gold Stud bangle $185 and clear bangle $65 by Alexis Bittar from Luna Charleston  PH: 843-723-5155 // Shoes by Vince Camuto from Shoes on King  $320 PH: 843-718-2190

Photography by Jonathan Balliet, Hairstylist - Mac Does Hair at Studio M Beauty Bar, Makeup by Elina Mille at Bellelina Skincare and Makeup Studio, Manicure by Ally Francine at Aram Day Spa and Salon,  Style Assistants Hannah Knorr and Elliot Carlyle, Shot on location at The French Quarter Inn

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Product Shot(out): Mod Squad

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 Paris phone case by Rebecca Minkoff $195 and Rory booties by Rachel Zoe $455 from Shoes on King  PH: 843-718-2190 // Shorts by Blank NYC from  Luna Charleston $82 PH: 843-853-5862 // Cuff from Sassy Shortcake $18 PH: 843-469-7145 // Sunglasses by Quay from V2V Charleston $44 PH: 843 723 5155

Disco Jumpsuit

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Ruby Jumpsuit by Rachel Zoe from Berlins $355 PH: 843-723-5591 // Lacey Cutout out Sandals by Rachel Zoe from Shoes on King $375 PH: 843-718-2190 // Ca & Lou Cuff from Hampden Clothing $515  and ring by Ca & Lou from Hampden Clothing // Tassel Earrings from Hidden Countship $152 PH: 843-577-5570 // Sunglasses by Hammocks and Palms  $128.99 and Leopard Bag $48 from Luna Charleston PH: 843-853-5862

Photography by Jonathan Balliet, Hairstylist - Mac Does Hair at Studio M Beauty Bar, Makeup by Elina Mille at Bellelina Skincare and Makeup Studio, Manicure by Ally Francine at Aram Day Spa and Salon,  Style Assistants Hannah Knorr and Elliot Carlyle, Shot on location at The French Quarter Inn

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Product Shot(out): Shoe Obsession

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T-shirt by Casual Friday from House of Sage $49 PH: 843-573-7256 // Booties by Vince from Shoes on King $450 PH: 843-718-2190 // Necklace by Serafina from Luna Charleston $96 PH: 843-853-5862 // Clutch from Sassy Shortcake $48 PH: 843-469-7145

Puppy Love

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Dress by Halston Heritage from Out of Hand $425 ( 843-856-3585) // Shoes by Gucci from The Trunk Show $628  (843-722-0442) //  Ipanema Collection Cuff 18K with gemstones $13,000 and 18K amethyst cocktail ring $1,980 by Roberto Coin // Earrings by Alexis Bittar from Croghan’s Jewel Box $195 // Dita sunglasses from Love Obsessed $49 // Flowers by Out of The Garden (843-856-3585) // Butter nail polish in Royal Navy and Fairy Cake from Beauty.com

Photography by Jonathan Balliet, Hairstylist – Mac Does Hair at Studio M Beauty Bar, Makeup by Elina Mille at Bellelina Skincare and Makeup Studio, Manicure by Ally Francine at Aram Day Spa and Salon,  Style Assistants Elliot Carlyle and Hannah Knorr, Dog model – King Louis at Marilyn’s Agency

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Charleston Shoe Company

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Neely Powell, the founder of Charleston Shoe Company built her business on knowing who her customer was and where she wanted to be.  Neely’s serendipitous meeting with her cobbler in Mexico over 20 years has evolved into an empire of shoes that spans 7 retail locations and dozens of wholesale accounts.  Once you slip on one of these  comfortable shoes you can see why the styles are so popular.  The super kushy insoles and elastic straps will make your feet thank you forever.  The tirelessly dedicated entrepreneur spends her time traveling to her stores across the country to help with every detail, and is still hands on with her customers.  View more to find out more about Neely’s quest for creating a shoe that combines comfort and style, and of course her love for Charleston.

Photography by Ashley Warnock

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Felice Designs

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Felice Killian of Felice Designs has been creating her one of a kind, vibrant glass beaded jewelry for over 20 years.  It’s mesmerizing to watch the process of how each bead is created by torch, and the appreciation of her jewelry is magnified.  This busy mother of three loves showing her craft by setting up her work table in the boutique.  Curious shoppers are welcome to watch as she makes these colorful glass wands turn into patterned and layered beads of wearable art.

The Upper King Street veteran opened up her boutique 10 years ago, when there was only a few restaurants and local shops.  Felice saw the potential in this burgeoning area and scooped up her space to fulfill her dream of having her own store.  The now bustling neighborhood is the prime shopping area for both locals and tourists to scoop up her unique jewelry.  It’s clear that Felice is fulfilling her destiny and passing her talents to the new generation.  View more for my Q&A with Felice Designs.

Photography by Ashley Warnock and Marjorie Maxon

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Hot Rod

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Vest by Jordan Louis from Berlins $625  (843-723-5591) // Top by Sweet Claire from House Of Sage $32 (843-573-7256) // Shorts by 7 for all Mankind from V2V Charleston $178 (843-723-5155) // Hat by Goorin Bros. // Sneakers by Dolce Vita from Out of Hand // Cuff by Bly Design $119.75  // Bracelets by Betsy Pittard  from Simply J Boutique $28-$38  (843-641-0224) // Arrowhead necklace $140, tusk necklace $240 by Theodosia  // Hot Rod bike from Ride Bikes $249.99 (843-573-7978)

 Photography by Brittany Callahan / Hair by Patrick Navarro / Makeup by Elina Mille of Bellelina Skincare & Makeup Studio / Style Assistant Lily Sykora

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#feedfaves from the House Account

phone_with_logo I recently collaborated with the mobile shopping app House Account, on choosing my favorite items from local boutiques in Charleston.  The House Account, formerly The Nearby, is a genius and efficient way to locate nearby stores and designers in your area.  The shopping app was founded in 2013 by Laura Vinroot Poole, the owner of Charlotte, NC boutiques Capitol and Pool Shop, and Travis Parson, CEO of New York product development firm Cloud Castle.  You can find over 425 boutiques spanning the U.S., London, and Montreal, adding new merchandise to their feed daily.  Whether your looking to shop locally or find out what the buzz is in another city, The House Account is the perfect way to keep you in the loop.

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To download the House Account app click here. View more to see my feed faves from the House Account.

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SIP. SELFIE. SHOP.

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When: Thursday, Sept. 4th from 5-8pm
Where: The Finicky Filly 303 King Street and  Haute Hanger 307 King Street
What: The SIP. SELFIE. SHOP event. Have a cocktail and sushi from O-Ku, enjoy local treats from Wich Cream, and receive a mini makeover from Bellelina Skincare And Makeup Studio. Enter to win amazing prizes by Instgramming your selfie at the event and tagging #hautefilly @thefinickyfilly@hautehanger, @charlestonshopcurator. Prizes include:  $25 gift certificate from Haute Hanger, $50 gift certificate from The Finicky Filly, $20 gift certificate from O-Ku, a free makeup session from Bellelina Skincare And Makeup Studio, and a free manicure from Aram Day Spa & Salon.  

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Dress by Amanda Uprichard from V2V Charleston $178 (843-723-5155) // Booties by Dolce Vita from House of Sage $124 (843-573-7256) // Beaded bracelets from Out Of Hand $20 each (843-856-3585) // Beaded necklace $18 and bangles $16 from Haute Hanger  (843-720-7195) // Double U  and copper climbing cord necklace $52 and Mexican blanket $60 from Mila Amor

Photography by Brittany Callahan / Hair by Patrick Navarro / Makeup by Elina Mille of Bellelina Skincare & Makeup Studio / Style Assistant Lily Sykora

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Troubadour Fall 2014

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Designer Lindsey Carter of  Troubadour has once again procured a collection of must haves for fall.  This season she drew inspiration from the Weiner Wersktatte movement, a progressive alliance of artists and designers in Vienna, Austria during the early 1900′s.  Her play on patterns and mix of textiles are her signature style, with each piece standing on it’s own.  With accolades from WWD and Charleston Fashion Week, this local designer has made huge strides in her 4th year of designing on her own.  View more to see my Q & A with Lindsey and more pictures from her gorgeous fall look book.

Photography by Sully Sullivan, Hair and Makeup by Kelli Hoff,  Model -  Hanjay Lee from Directions

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Charleston Shop Curator serves as a fashion blog and shopping guide to showcase the incredible diversity of style in Charleston, South Carolina. We continually strive to expose local creative talents from designers to stores. Here you can find all of the treasures Charleston has to offer, and more.

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